Council buildings to light up on selected dates in May

2nd May 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will illuminate Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh in May to mark various events taking place.

Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre will be lit blue on Monday 6 May 2019, on behalf of Action on Hearing Loss, to mark Deaf Awareness Week, which runs from 4 – 12 May 2019.

Action on Hearing Loss has a branch based in the Fermanagh and Omagh district and provides support to people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss through a range of programmes which aim to improve employability, reduce isolation and increase confidence and independence. For more information about the charity please visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk.

The Strule Arts Centre and Enniskillen Castle will then be illuminated purple on Tuesday 7 May 2019, in support of the global ‘LightItUp4HD’ campaign, on behalf of Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland.

Huntington’s Disease is a genetic, neuro-degenerative disorder which causes progressive physical, cognitive and emotional deterioration. Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland aims to provide support, social connections and information to those living with the condition. To find out more about Huntington’s Disease and support available locally, please visit www.hdani.org.uk.

Enniskillen Castle will then be lit up purple on Saturday 18 May 2019, on behalf of Enniskillen Rotary Club, to raise awareness of Rotary International Foundation’s campaign, ‘End Polio Now’.

Cases of polio – a viral disease which attacks the nervous system – have reduced significantly over the years and the campaign aims to eradicate polio entirely. For further information about Rotary International Foundation please visit www.rotarygbi.org.

The lighting up of Council buildings to mark specific days of significance is one way in which the Council may provide support to a particular charity.

Enquiries regarding illuminating Council properties and charity support should be made to Kellie Beacom, Community Services, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephoning 0300 303 1777, text phone 028 8225 6216 or emailing kellie.beacom@fermanaghomagh.com.